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2028 connection will be canceled – no flights to Vienna – Styrians fear crash landing


Vienna just a stopover
After all, 131,000 passengers flew with Austrian from Graz to Vienna in 2019 – for almost 98 percent of them it was just a stopover to their final destination. “In future, these passengers will switch to other hubs such as Frankfurt, Munich, Amsterdam or Zurich – the added value will then no longer be in Austria,” says Wolfgang Grimus, Managing Director at Thalerhof in Graz, with conviction. At the AUA, in response to the “Steirerkrone” request, they emphasize that they want to further expand the train-to-flight offer – currently up to four “AIRail trains” run daily between Graz and Schwechat. “However, it is possible that guests will switch to other hubs and we will lose passengers.”